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Background War: Seven wins over Snow Leopard (yes, I mean it)

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As You may already noticed, I am a mac-perosn and on the daily basis I use Mac OS X. And so I think that when the Snow Leopard will arrive into town next month, it will appear on my stationary-mobile MBP as well. But – at least for the fair competition rules sake – I will have Windows Seven installed as well on the second computer .

Time to write which is better in what will come. Later. But now I  wanted to say something about totally unimportant thing – backgrounds. OK, may sound silly but I really DO like to look on nice piece of artwork on my chaotic desktop, even if it woudl be covered in 90 percent with folders’ and files’ icons.
The CreativeBits has just published 35 backgrounds which will be included in the Snow Leopard. The backgrounds from the Seven have been known in April. So, which set is better?

Ehm, Ladies And Gentlemen, the Main Prize in the “Best Background” category goes to ….Windows Seven.  Yes, I really mean it. The backgrounds form the Snow Leo are totally conventional -some nature macros, landscapes, graffitis, black and white pictures and some art masterpieces reproductions. (click to download). Everything nice and smooth. BUT nothing unusual, surprising, innovative. I felt a bit disappointed. Especially that Microsoft which stereotypically thinking ought to be the conventional and traditional one, came up with (beside the standard architecture and nature images)  really REALLY great pieces: fresh, bizarre, absurd, psychedelic, yet beautiful. Well, at least in my opinion. (click to download). I especially like the one with aibo-like bubble babies and two elegant creatures traveling on turtle-like animals. It’s great that someone in MS has allowed such untypical and extravagant pictures to appear in the basic background set. And what do You think?

Written by Malgosia Minta

August 12, 2009 at 11:34 am

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What will fall from the Apple tree?

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Today is THE day for all mac fans – the first day of the WWDC 2009 . Taking place in San Francisco, the event is expected to bring us some new gooddies. But what exactly? As it is Apple – nobody knows. But everyone is hoping for something BIG and GOOD.

Obrazek 123Two years ago during the WWDC Steve Jobs has announced the beginning of the first iPhone sale. Last year WWDC brought us the iPhone 3G. So it’s nothing strange that everyone is expecting to see some new iPhone this year.
And here is a short summary of all kind of Apple rumors:
– it is expected that Apple will show us low-budget version of iPhone, which will be less expensive that the 3G
– OR it is expected that Apple will show us a new generation iPhone (John Gruber of Daring Fireball claims that it will be called iPhone 3GS with no clue for what the “S” stands ) with some minor hardware upgrades
– the possible new iPhone should have a better camera with video-making possiblity, built-in compass, second camera for video conference and an OLED screen
– the design should be simmiliar to the 3G’s. Some claim that the new iPhone will have a matte-finished back cover
– second design rumor – multiple colour iPhones (cheaper, with weaker hardware)

– 90 % chances for the official premiere of the Snow Leopard – the new MacOS
– possible new MacBook Pros with 3G bulit-in capability
– small chances for the Mac tablet

– the first public appearance of Steve Jobs since good six months

The show will start today at 6 p.m. Warsaw time.

Written by Malgosia Minta

June 8, 2009 at 8:56 am

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